American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California

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Index
Accessibility to California, 31-34
Adamic, Louis, 45
Adventists, Seventh-Day, 192, 217, 218
AFL (American Federation of Labor), 84, 88-90, 155, 161
Age characteristics, 17, 19, 42, 239-40. Seé also Younger generation
Agee, James, 106, 110
Agricultural Adjustment Act ( 1933), 11- 13, 88
Agricultural industry, 6-7, 53-56, 81, 88, 94, 163, 267n68. See also Grbwers; name of specific type of farming, crop, or valley
Aircraft industry, 173, 185, 266n60
Alcohol, 191, 193, 212, 222-23
Alienation, 114-15, 139, 235, 291n76
Allen, Jules, 228
Allen, Pink, 31
Almanac Singers, 232
Ambition, 51, 121-22, 123, 150, 151, 152
American Civil Liberties Union, 80, 99
American Dream, xii
Americanism, 159, 164-71, 180-81, 190, 210-11, 244. See also Plain-folk Americanism
American Legion, 95-96
Anti-migrant campaign: and the camps, 97-98; and class structure, 102; and conservatism, 92, 93-94, 95-100; and the Democratic party, 88, 97; disappearance of the, 99; and the growers, 88; in Los Angeles, 80; and migration anxiety, 80-88; and the newspapers, 88; and politics/politicians, 88-95, 96-97; and relief, 80, 95, 96, 97-98; in the San Joaquin Valley, 93, 94, 95, 97; and unemployment, 80; and the unions, 88-90. See also Migration anxiety; Politics/ politicians
Archibald, Katherine, 168, 169, 179-80, 237
Arizona, 34
Arkansas, 3-5, 6-19, 28-29, 192. See also name of specific topic or person
Arnold, Alpha, 132
Arvin, California, 72, 152-53, 155, 172-73, 207
Asians, 37, 50, 62-63, 168. See also name of specific nationality
Assemblies of God, 199, 201, 203, 205, 212, 214, 317n35
Assimilation/isolation: in the Bay Area, 123; and camps, 128; and churches, 123, 126; and class structure, 121-22, 123-28, 136; and economic characteristics, 123-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - Migration and Resettlement 1
  • 1 - Out of the Heartland 3
  • 2 - The Limits of Opportunity 36
  • 3 - The Okie Problem 78
  • 4 - The Dilemma of Outsiders 114
  • Part II - The Okie Subculture 137
  • 5 - Plain-Folk Americanism 139
  • 6 - Up from the Dust 172
  • 7 - Special to God 191
  • 8 - The Language of a Subculture 222
  • Appendix A - Public Use Microdata Samples 249
  • Appendix B - Southwesterners in California Subregions 1935, 1940, 1950, 1970 250
  • Appendix C - Occupation and Income 1940-1970 252
  • Appendix D - Marriage Survey: Sources and Methodology 254
  • Abbreviations 255
  • Notes 257
  • Index 327
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